What was, overall, the main reason the Thunder won?
This was the type of game Thunder fans had been yearning for. I still have some concerns, particularly in how ineffective Adams has been, but when you see guys like Jackson and Morrow just flex their skills and carry the team to victory, we're right back where we have been after each Thunder win this year. When you see plays like the ones above, it's obvious the possibility to do this consistently is there.
It helps when the team finds ways to actually close out a game. The Thunder has found themselves in position to win just about every game so far, but rarely have closed out well. Tonight, it basically only took Morrow and Jackson to turn that around, at least in terms of scoring:
Anthony Morrow and Reggie Jackson in the second half tonight: 42 points on 16-20 shooting, 6-7 from 3.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) November 13, 2014
OKC sure looked like a team that could tread water once again, but that's been the story so far this season: just when you think they've turned a corner, they come out and lay an egg. The Thunder gets another opportunity Friday night when they come back home to take on another beatable opponent in the Pistons.
Can they carry over the momentum and go on their first winning streak of the year?
Thunder Wonder: Anthony Morrow: 28 points on 11-16 shooting
Thunder Down Under: Reggie Jackson: 28 points (8-15 shooting), 8 assists
Thunder Blunder: Jeremy Lamb: 4 points on 2-10 shooting
Thunder Plunderer: Rajon Rondo: 20 points, 12 assists, 9 rebounds
Next game: vs. Detroit Pistons Friday 11/14 @ 7:00 PM CDT